On June 28-30, 2023, the Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) international conference was held in Canberra, the capital of Australia, at the Australian National University. This was the first gathering of scientists after the Covid-19 epidemic, to which traditionally, in addition to Australian researchers, researchers from various countries are invited.

The purpose of such conferences is, first of all, the exchange of experience in the study of European history of various periods, the identification of promising directions, as well as discussions around the delivered reports.

This year, researchers from Australia, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Germany, the United States, and Taiwan took part in the conference.

During the conference (photo by Yu. Shapoval)

The organizers of the event decided to dedicate a special section to Ukrainian issues. For this purpose, the employee of the Institute of Cultural Studies of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Nadiya Honcharenko, and the chief researcher of the Department of Theory and History of our Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Yuriy Shapoval, were invited to the conference. During the work of the section, they gave reports: “Transformation of historical narratives of the Second World War and the politics of memory in Ukraine” (N. Honcharenko) and “Memory of the Holodomor: what sources help to construct it” (Yu. Shapoval).

During a trip to Sydney

In the photo (right to left): one of the organizers of the conference, professor of the Australian National University Filip Slaveski, Nadiya Honcharenko, Yuriy Shapoval